Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers, when used in combination with the Toughbook Arbitrator, comprise the most advanced incident digital video documentation system available today. The system eliminates the need for tape—revolutionizing the way government and military operations capture, process, retrieve and transfer video. Toughbook digital video solutions are designed to withstand the harshest environments likely to be encountered by military personnel and other federal officials.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PARK RANGERS DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION
Park Rangers are responsible for protecting park sites and the people who visit them. Park rangers must also coordinate interagency fire and fire aviation operations, law enforcement, search and rescue efforts and emergency medical services. This involves interacting with DEA, ATF and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as local sheriffs, police departments, fire departments and state police. The sites they protect are often subjected to hurricanes, tropical storms and forest fires, and are sometimes the site of poaching, drug dealing and other illegal activities. The park rangers work under the constant challenge of having limited personnel and resources assigned to their region.
To help protect vast territories, park rangers use a mobile digital video solution comprised of Panasonic Toughbook rugged laptops and Panasonic Arbitrators. The solution is rugged enough to withstand the harsh environmental conditions and rough terrains that many park rangers operate in. The Toughbook computers' custom vehicle mounts and the integrated wireless connectivity provide rangers with the ability to communicate with other agencies throughout their large territories. With the Panasonic Arbitrator, park rangers capture potential evidence on digital video while making their rounds. The video footage is wirelessly transferred to a central storage device, eliminating the need for a large storage area to house physical media, such as videotapes. In addition, park rangers catalog, retrieve and scan videos more quickly and easily than traditional media, freeing them to focus on protecting the sites.